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Grand Hotel (1932) Movie Information

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Edmund Goulding


John Barrymore
Greta Garbo
Joan Crawford
Lionel Barrymore
Wallace Beery
Purnell Pratt





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The lives of several guests collide at the Grand Hotel, where "nothing ever happens."

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sapien 02/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I liked this movie a lot. It had moments of sorrow, and of humor. My favorite character was definitely Lionel Barrymore's. The whole thing was great.

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Allison 11/17/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This movie is absolutely amazing. I loved the characters and their sense of ... imprisonment at the hotel. Trapped in one place and trapped in their careers, class, what have you. I love "classic" movies like this and hope to discover more like it.

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11/15/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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“Grand Hotel, always the same. People come. People go. Nothing ever happens.” What Dr. Otterschlag (Lewis Stone) doesn’t seem to realize is that anything but “nothing” happens in the Grand Hotel, for romance, robbery and more await in the Best Picture winning film, “Grand Hotel.”

The stories follow thief Baron Felix von Geigern (John Barrymore) and Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford) as they fall in love, while the Baron also steals the heart of performer Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo) while stealing her pearl necklace. We also follow the life of a dying man, Otto Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore) as he has the time of his life before his death.

The stories in the film are very involved, while at the same time not very interesting. Many films since have tried to copy its format of putting unrelated p...

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